As a healthcare professional traveling from assignment to assignment, it is often difficult to find CPR and ACLS classes when you are on the go. For that reason, Randstad Healthcare's required documents team wants you to be fully informed about your options when it comes to renewing your CPR or other certifications. Despite many online companies claiming otherwise, there are absolutely no options for complete renewal of your CPR/ACLS/PALS certification(s) on the internet.  Please beware of online training companies that claim to offer CPR and ACLS certification that is in compliance with American Heart Association guidelines exclusively by completing their online course.

According to the American Heart Association (AHA) any CPR or ACLS recertification courses must include a hands-on skills demonstration portion before a card can be issued. However, as a busy on-the-go healthcare professional, we understand the difficulty of trying to schedule a recertification course while on the road so we try to make this as easy as possible. You can take advantage of the American Heart Association’s flexible and convenient eLearning course to renew your credential online. Simply visit the American Heart Association website to complete the cognitive learning portion for both your CPR and ACLS certification (Part I). Once complete, print your certificate of completion and within 30 days demonstrate your skills with an American Heart Association CPR/ACLS instructor. Skill demonstrations for both BLS and ACLS renewal take approximately 20-30 minutes. Once your skills have been demonstrated the instructor will issue you a new card.
Earn your Professional Specialty Certification with a little help from Randstad Healthcare

Specialty certification is a credential to be proud of and one that is universally understood as identifying you as an expert in your field. Randstad Healthcare is proud to be able to assist you in achieving your professional certification. We recognize that career and professional growth is important to you.

In the competitive world of traveling, professional certification provides you with a competitive advantage over other travel candidates who may be vying for the very same high profile travel opportunities that you are seeking to acquire.

Randstad Healthcare is currently offering reimbursement for both the initial certifying exam as well as your first year membership dues in the following professional associations after successfully completing the exam:

  • CRN – Certified Critical Care RN
  • PCCN -- Progressive Care Certified Nurse
  • CEN – Certified Emergency Room RN
  • CNOR – Certified OR RN
  • CON – Certified Oncology Nurse
  • CST – Certified Surgical Technologist
  • CFA - Certified First Assist
  • CPN – Certified Pediatric Nurse

For more information on specialty certification reimbursement, please call your Recruitment Specialist today at 855-552-1956 and press 1 for our nursing, advanced practice, and allied health division.
The overall mission of the Joint Commission is to improve the safety and quality of patient care across all spectrums of our healthcare delivery system. The Joint Commission requires that all of its accredited and certified healthcare clients track and report on specific quality improvement goals.  Click here for more information on the Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals.
As a means of improving communication amongst the healthcare team and reducing the overall number of medical errors, the Joint Commission has implemented a list of common abbreviations that are responsible for a large percentage of the communication errors and are therefore not to be used.  Click here to see the Joint Commission List of Do Not Use (DNU) Abbreviations.
Find information on the ONS Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Certificate Course online at
You may find these sites helpful for identifying other continuing education opportunities:
  • - Use this site to find a location near you to obtain CPR certification.
  • - Use this site to find a location near you to obtain CPR or ACLS certification.
  • - National Council of State Boards of Nursing site offers learning extension CE courses for nurses.
  • - The Free Directory of Online Continuing Education for Nurses, Occupational Therapists, and Physical Therapists.
  • - This site offers unique Nursing Continuing Education since 1996.
  • - provides continuing education for nurses, critical care nurses, physical, occupational and respiratory therapists.
  • - Offering continuing education seminars, in-house seminars and educational tools such as audio tapes, CDs and seminar booklets for 21 years.